Earthquake in Abruzzo

Posted on 2009-04-14

The Italian-Canadian community is profoundly saddened in the aftermath of the earthquake and is organizing a city-wide fundraiser 

Montreal, April 7th 2009 – The Italian Canadian community has been affected and saddened by the violent earthquake that took place on Monday April 6th in the region of Abruzzo in central Italy. The National Congress of Italian Canadians (Quebec Region), along with the members of the relief committee, offer their deepest sympathies and their prayers to the families affected by this terrible tragedy, both in Italy and in Quebec. MeAntonio Sciascia, president of the Congress, is speaking for a united grieving community when stating that « the Italian community is mobilizing all its resources and organizations to help the victims of this unfortunate tragedy. » 

The Ad hoc committee has organized a special city-wide fundraiser destined to the reconstruction of the homes tragically destroyed. All donations, in form of checks or money orders, for the « Project SOS Abruzzo » must be made out and mailed to: 


« Italian-Canadian Community Foundation of Quebec», 8370 Lacordaire, suite 300,Montreal, Quebec, H1R 3Y6. 

Contributions and donations can also be sent as follows:


- Send an on-line donation by consulting the website of the Italian-Canadian Community Foundation at

Pledge your contribution by contacting a branch of the Laurentian Bank or the Caisses populaires Canadiennes-italiennes in the Greater Montreal Region  

Donate in person in the following official drop-off centers : 


1.       Leonardo da Vinci Center : 8370, boulevard Lacordaire (514) 955-8350 



2.       Casa d’Italia : 505, rue Jean-Talon Est (Jean-Talon Metro) (514) 271-2524



3.       CFMB : 35 York Street

Funds will be remitted to the Red Cross. Please note that, for the moment, we will not be accepting in-kind donations. We are joining our collective efforts to collect your donations, as soon as possible, in order to help the victims of this tragic event.


For information : 514-274-6725

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